Friday, June 27, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Local charger Sebastian De Romana (PER) taking on a wall of water at the 2011 Billabong Pico Alto.
With a swell this big, party waves are part of the fun. This monster saw Filipe Cesarano (BRA), Joao De Macedo (PRT) and Kodiak Semsch (EUK) ride the face -- at the same time -- at the 2011 event.
Frank Solomon (ZAF) and Jose Gomez (PER) split the peak in 2011.
Ben Wilkinson (AUS) charges ahead of the breaking lip at the 2011 Billabong Pico Alto.
Not long before Peter Mel (USA) was named BWWT Commissioner, he was busy chasing down big waves. In 2011, Mel took top honors at Pico Alto.
Jeff Rowley (AUS) ahead of the wash at the 2012 Billabong Pico Alto.
Frank Solomon (ZAF) takes off on a high line in 2012.
Gabriel Villaran (PER), making the most of Pico Alto's long rights.
Joao De Macedo (PRT) drives down the face of a liquid mountain.
The sweet exhaustion of victory: Carlos Burle (BRA), champion of the 2012 Billabong Pico Alto event.
Gabriel Villaran (PER) at the last event in Peru, in 2012... ready to paddle out again.